Richmond, VA—The Colonial Heights community is rallying behind a little girl who's been in and out of the hospital since undergoing a liver transplant at the age of four.
Mya Santini, 7, is an active little girl with big hopes and dreams of conquering the odds and becoming a singer.
And little Mya has already conquered big odds, successfully undergoing a liver transplant after being diagnosed with acute live failure.
“She needed the transplant and needed it very quickly because most of her liver was gone at that point,” said Bridget Santini, Mya's mother.
Mya's mother was a perfect match, so on her 35th birthday, she gave her daughter the give of life.
“My husband Roger had to stay with her the first day after the transplant, and to me that was probably the hardest thing ever— not being able to be there, and he was alone,” said Bridget Santini.
After successfully undergoing a live transplant, Mya still has numerous doctors' visits, which can be costly.
That's where the Colonial Heights community is stepping in, coming together to help pay Mya's medical expenses by hosting benefits.
A benefit, called The Homerun Derby, will be held April 5 at 7 p.m. at Colonial Height High School. A fundraiser and softball tournament will be held April 6th and 7th at Lakeview Fields and Colonial Heights High School field.
Donation may be made to the Bridget and Roger Santini fund at Citizens Bank and Trust located at 497 Southpark Circle in Colonial Heights.
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